BritainBet is a new UK bookmaker that was launched in 2020, run by a company that is known more for its online casino offerings but is on a mission to grab a piece of the online sports betting market! In this BritainBet review, we will take an in-depth look at its online sportsbook, focussing on every element that matters to punters, from signing up and placing a bet to new and existing customer offers, ease of use and much more!
As part of our BritainBet review, we have taken a good look at site security and we’re delighted to report that the site passes our trustworthiness test. ProgressPlay is not only licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority but also by the UK Gambling Commission, which is the gold standard of betting regulation on these shores. It’s also great to see that they work with the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to make transactions as secure as possible and protect new customers’ bank details.
And speaking of data in transit, BritainBet also utilizes the latest 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to ensure that sensitive information is transferred safely to their secure servers.
The responsible gambling section of the BritainBet site has an impressive array of information, including tips about how to ensure you are betting responsibly and within your means, how to protect minors from being exposed to betting sites, as well as a number of links to all the organisations you can turn to if gambling is becoming something more than just a fun pastime.
Another way to ensure you are gambling responsibly is to regulate how much you are spending. You can do this at BritainBet by setting daily, weekly and monthly deposit limits. You can also impose session time limits on yourself which can’t be overridden.
If things are slightly more serious then you can impose a time out for a few days or weeks which will mean you can’t access the site at all. Or, you could choose to self-exclude for a much longer period of time.
We were also impressed to see links to internet filtering software such as Net Nanny, that can prevent access to gambling sites altogether, which aren’t always shared on other online betting sites.
New sites that don’t necessarily have the budget for advertising or Brand Ambassadors often rely heavily on new customer offers to entice punters, so as part of our BritainBet review, we have taken a good look at all of their opening deals. The main BritainBet welcome bonus rewards bettors with a £30 BritainBet free bet just for depositing £10.
The offer does come with wagering requirements though. If your first wager using your BritainBet free bet is successful then you will need to bet those winnings ten times before you will be able to withdraw them. Profits from the free bet bonus will also be capped at £20 and all of this action must take place within seven days or you will lose all bonus winnings altogether.
However, that’s not the only BritainBet offer on display as there are a number of BritainBet promotions relating to specific sports which we have outlined below, as well as a generous BritainBet casino bonus for new customers.
As ever there are some key terms and conditions to look out for when you take advantage of the BritainBet free bet, with the primary one being that customers who deposit using Skrill will not be eligible, so we’d recommend a debit card deposit. And we would also highly recommend checking out the T’s & C’s relating to each offer before you sign up.
Every offer besides the main sportsbook and casino deals also came with an expiry date, so some of the deals below are the ones available at the time of writing this article and will expire in due course. However, we’re confident in predicting they will be replaced with other existing customer offers.
|BritainBet offer||Offer description||Wager requirement||Min qualify odds||Offer expiry||Min deposit|
|Free Bet||Deposit £10 Get £30||10x||1.5 / 1/2||7 days||£1o|
|Football Cashback||10% of your deposit losses on football refunded||N/A||N/A||7 days||£1o|
|Cricket Cashback||Bet £25 on cricket and get a £10 free bet||10x||N/A||N/A||£1o|
|Motorsports Cashback||Bet £25 on motorsports and get a £10 free bet||10x||N/A||N/A||£1o|
|Snooker Cashback||10% of your deposit losses on snooker refunded||N/A||N/A||7 days||£1o|
|Basketball Cashback||10% of your deposit losses on basketball refunded||N/A||N/A||N/A||£1o|
|Super Fan||Place £50 worth of bets and qualify for a leaderboard where the players with the highest wagering of qualifying bets will win cash prizes||N/A||N/A||N/A||£1o|
|BritainBet Casino||200% bonus up £50||50x||N/A||30 days||£20|
When it comes to existing customer deals we could only find one on the BritainBet sportsbook, but it certainly is intriguing! It’s essentially a rewards store where you earn points for completing tasks of varying levels of difficulty, which can then be redeemed for free bets, spins and other goodies. Those points will also cause you to “Level Up” every so often which will bring extra rewards.
We’ve broken the offer down below and our thoughts are that it’s a novel idea that adds an extra element to your betting experience with bonuses that are certainly achievable to your average bettor. However, the inclusion of casino tasks means that players who don’t bet on those types of games may not be able to take full take advantage.
Now it’s time to bring you the results of hours of research and real-life wagering, as we outline all the major features of the BritainBet site.
The biggest compliment we can give to the range of sports at BritainBet is that even experienced bettors such as ourselves found some games that we had never seen before such as Bandy (similar to ice hockey but with a ball instead of a puck) and Floorball (pretty much like Bandy but indoors).
At the time of writing, we found a whopping 36 different sports, as well as an impressive range of E-Sports including League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Rainbow Six, Warcraft 3, Brawl Stars, Valorant and DOTA 2. There’s also a good number of worldwide political markets and of course the old favourites Strictly, Great British Bake Off, Sports Personality of the Year and Dancing On Ice!
However, there were some navigation hiccups as the main sports betting landing page consists of a giant bonus advertisement and little else, and you need to scroll down to find the betting markets. And we reckon that most people will waste their time clicking “Sports” at the top, which actually achieves nothing as chances are you will already be on that page!
On the sports section of the home page, you will be able to find the event you wish to bet on by clicking on the list icon and then clicking through to the match you are interested in. Or, if you know the specific team or individual you wish to bet on you can just type that into the search box.
You can also change the way the site is laid out by clicking above the bet slip. You can select between classic, modern, or a combination of the two, as you can see below. For this review, we’ll be using the classic layout as our reference, but we would encourage you to try all three and see which works best for you as they all have their own pros and cons.
This is a great feature but our only slight gripe is that it is very easy to miss as it is not featured prominently on the BritainBet home page.
When it comes to the range of football markets we reckon punters will find everything they need at BritainBet, with over 100 outcomes to pick from in the big league and cup matches at home and abroad and a competitive range of markets on the UK lower leagues.
We’re not just concentrating on football though, so we had a look at some other popular sports such as golf, boxing, cricket and American football. While we were generally impressed with the range of markets, we would sound a note of caution for golf fans as the range of betting options was poor in comparison to most of the other sportsbooks we have encountered.
As is the case with many new sportsbooks, after comparing odds with their major rivals on a number of different sports we found BritainBet to be middle of the road in that they were rarely industry-leading but never at the bottom of the class either. However, a lack of odds boosts is a shame, as is the absence of “best odds guaranteed” offers, which are usually found at most other sports betting sites.
And when it comes to the presentation of the odds themselves, prices can be viewed in fractional, decimal, American, Hong Kong, Malay and Indo formats.
Imposing bet limits is an online sportsbook’s way of protecting themselves from having to pay out huge sums for winning wagers. And that’s because if you are limiting the maximum amount that someone can bet, you are by association limiting the amount they can win.
The minimum bet at BritainBet is £0.20, while the maximum wager varies depending on the price and your potential winnings. After looking at a wide range of markets across lots of different sports, including match markets and ante-post bets on tournament winners, we discovered that the maximum win from any bet was usually between the £2,000 & £7,000 mark, which is plenty for most but may put off some of the high rollers or those looking for a life-changing Acca win!
When it comes to in play betting, we found an impressive array of sports to bet on at all times of the day and night, with over 100 markets on average across at least 12 sports. There are also a number of extra features such as the option to create your own live “Multi View” in the centre of the screen with up to four live events.
There’s also a calendar to see exactly what is coming up in the hours and days ahead, to help you plan your next live bets.
At the time of writing this BritainBet review, live streaming is not an option at BritainBet, but every sport that you can bet on in play is accompanied by a graphic showing the latest score, in addition to up-to-date statistics relating to that particular matchup.
Furthermore, when it comes to football you can also view a live animation that changes as the match ebbs and flows, highlighting attacks, shots, goals, corners, bookings and throw-ins. There are also a number of statistics on hand to help inform your next live bets!
The opportunity to cash out your bets before the end of a sporting matchup is one that is often seized upon by jittery punters who are happy to take a lesser profit in exchange for the peace of mind that they are no longer at the mercy of last-minute bet busting events!
Cash out is available on a number of BritainBet sporting markets. You just need to click on “My Bets” and if your wager is eligible you will see a clickable green dollar sign next to it. You can even set your bet to auto cash out prior to the event starting, which means that if it reaches a certain amount in play your bet will be settled without you needing to do anything.
In our humble opinion, a betting site that offers 24/7 wagering should also provide customer service at any time, and we are pleased to report that as well as being contactable via email, the BritainBet support team are available via live chat seven days a week at all hours of the day.
Clicking on the speech bubble icon at the top of the screen will bring up the BritainBet Support Centre, where you may well be able to find the answer to your question, but if not you can click on the “Chat With Us” button at the bottom of the page. A chatbot will be the first “voice” you encounter but you can soon send your cyber amigo packing and converse with a real person.
The following step-by-step guide explains how you can create an account, deposit funds and place a bet at the BritainBet sportsbook:
With no mobile app available the only way to sign up to BritainBet is by checking out their home page on your computer or mobile device.
Click the “PLAY NOW” button to open the first of three forms where you will need to input your email address, telephone number and your chosen username. After that, you need to have your phone handy as there is an extra layer of security where a code will be sent that you need to input on the next form, and then it’s time to fill in your full name, address date of birth, the currency you wish to bet in and your marketing preferences.
You have the option to deposit as part of the registration process but if you choose not to, when you’re ready to fund your account and take advantage of the BritainBet offer for the first time you just need to log in and click on “Cashier” at the top of the screen.
From there, select “Deposit”, enter your requested deposit total and then type in your bank card or E-wallet details. And don’t forget you need to deposit at least £10 to take advantage of the BritainBet welcome bonus.
It may seem at first glance like the layout of BritainBet is quite cluttered, but we actually found placing a wager to be really easy. Once you click on a particular sport, the specific matches relating to that sport will appear right next to it. Once you click on an event all the markets will be to the right of that.
Then you just need to click on the price of the outcome you wish to wager on and it will appear on the bet slip on the far right of the screen. You can then add your stake and click “Place Bets”.
However, it’s when you want to place a multiple bet within a specific sport that the BritainBet site really comes into its own. And that’s because there’s no need to go back and forth between pages to find different matches. Everything just stays on screen and you can click between different markets with ease.
If you want to withdraw your winnings the process is a simple one. Click on “Cashier” at the top of the home page, then “Withdrawal”. Select the payment method you wish to return your funds to, input the amount and then click “Withdraw”.
The minimum withdrawal amount is £10, with the accepted withdrawal methods being Visa debit cards, bank transfer, Paypal, Neteller and Skrill.
Withdrawals are subject to a £2.50 processing fee which is a shame, not only because very few online sportsbooks charge their customers to withdraw their winnings, but due to the fact that the amount is set in stone, rather than being a percentage of your winnings. For example, if you withdrew £20 you would lose over 10% of it! There’s also the worry that bettors will be discouraged from withdrawing small amounts and end up placing more bets than they had originally planned to.
Another negative is that every withdrawal starts as a “pending” transaction for three days, then it takes another day to process and anything from 1-7 days to hit your account. And if our maths is correct, that means you could potentially have to wait over a week to see your funds arrive, which is far more than most of BritainBet’s rival sites.
There is no BritainBet app and when we asked customer support whether there were any plans to create one, they were unable to tell us. Looking at their sportsbook on your mobile device is also a bit of a mixed bag because while navigation is relatively easy, the ever-present ticker showing advertisements that you constantly have to scroll beyond becomes a bit tiresome!
If you want to qualify for the “Deposit £10, Get £30” BritainBet welcome bonus there is currently no need to enter a BritainBet bonus code. However, some of their sports-specific welcome bonuses do require one, so it’s always worth checking their promotions page to see all the latest updates.
And speaking of promo codes, here’s a selection of offers that can currently be found at some of the best UK online sportsbooks.
Betting Promo Code & Free Bet Codes
The table below provides a clear breakdown of the major payment methods currently available at BritainBet, but you can also check out a full list here.
|Banking Method||Fees||Min Deposit||Min Withdraw||Withdraw times|
|Debit Card||n/a||£10||£10||7-11 days|
|Bank Transfer||n/a||£10||£10||6-8 days|
Our comprehensive look at the BritainBet site has given us all the tools we need to create an in-depth list of what we like and what we don’t like. And that will enable you to make a decision based on sound information, if you’re thinking of starting your BritainBet journey.
As the latest new sportsbook on the betting block, BritainBet needed to make a good impression. And while they do get a lot of things right, the positive elements of the site are counter-balanced by the fact that they charge £2.50 for each and every withdrawal.
If you’re willing to accept that penalty there’s a good betting experience waiting for you at BritainBet which we suggest you check out, with a huge range of markets, a user-friendly interface, some unique features, a great live offering and the ability to change the layout to suit your personal taste.
However, with so many sites offering similarly strong experiences without charging you to access your winnings, it’s hard to wholeheartedly recommend one that does.
BritainBet is a newcomer to the British betting scene, having only been launched in 2020.
BritainBet's parent company ProgressPlay is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, which means you can play there with absolute confidence that it is safe.
You can deposit via Visa debit card, Skrill, Neteller and Paypal.
At the time of writing live streaming is not available, but that's not to say it won't be introduced in the future
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